Dr C Mary Schooling and colleagues publish in BMC Medicine: The effects of statins on testosterone in men and women: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Statins have revolutionized the treatment of cardiovascular disease, whilst other cholesterol modulating drugs, such as estrogen, niacin and CETP-inhibitors, have been less effective. Thus, the possibility exists [...]
Dr. Jennifer Dowd publishes in Social Science and Medicine: Neighborhood-level stressors, social support, and diurnal patterns of cortisol: the Chicago Community Adult Health Study. The authors found that residents of neighborhoods with higher stress and lower social support had blunted levels of the stress hormone cortisol, suggesting that low rather than high cortisol patterns may [...]
The review paper concludes that transitions into marriage were associated with weight gain, while transitions out of marriage were associated with weight loss
Dr. Jack Caravanos publishes in Environmental Research: The Burden of Disease from Pediatric Lead Exposure at Hazardous Waste Sites in 7 Asian Countries with collaborators from Blacksmith Institute and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. The paper describes the collection of environmental data and estimates of childhood disease impairment in 7 Asian Countries. It is part [...]
The prevalence of childhood obesity has tripled over the last 25 years, and in addition to increased risks of many chronic diseases, obesity may also be linked to lower skill attainment, poor social competency, and poorer labor outcomes.
A challenge in individual and public health at the start of the 21st century is to effectively communicate health and science information about disease and complex emergencies. The low health literacy of millions of adults in the USA has been referred to as a ‘silent killer’.
“Ten years have passed since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC) towers and Pentagon building on September 11, 2001.
New York City has a lower prevalence of obesity and elevated waist circumference but a higher prevalence of elevated waist-to-height ratio than found nationally. Further investigation into the optimal adiposity measure to predict CVD risk across racial/ethnic populations may be warranted.
Dr. Nicholas Freudenberg is a professor at the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College. Dr. Kenneth Olden is dean of the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College. The essay, Getting Serious About the Prevention of Chronic Diseases, is published in this month’s Preventing Chronic Disease.
Dr. Marianne C. Fahs is a professor at the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College and Co- Director of the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging and Longevity. Dr. William T. Gallo is a professor at the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College. Here is the abstract of their most recent publication [...]